Bug 216625 - PF default ruleset location incorrect
Summary: PF default ruleset location incorrect
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: freebsd-doc mailing list
URL: https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/...
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-01-30 22:40 UTC by Michael Keen
Modified: 2019-06-08 09:05 UTC (History)
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Description Michael Keen 2017-01-30 22:40:08 UTC
Section 29.3.1 of the handbook says "the default ruleset is already created and is named /etc/pf.conf." The example pf.conf is in /usr/share/examples/pf/pf.conf. An updated or better explained section would be beneficial to new users.
Comment 1 Benedict Reuschling freebsd_committer 2019-06-08 09:05:46 UTC
The PF chapter of the handbook was updated in April to fix that particular issue. It now states the following: "PF will not start if it cannot find its ruleset configuration file. By default, FreeBSD does not ship with a ruleset and there is no /etc/pf.conf. Example rulesets can be found in /usr/share/examples/pf/."

That should clear this up, so I'm closing this PR. Thanks for filing it.